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  • Summary: An unflinching realisation of a Clive Barker nightmare for next-gen console platforms and PC, Clive Barker's Jericho is a supernatural horror concept with story by the master mythmaker, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker. Jericho deals with the mysterious reappearance of a lost city in aAn unflinching realisation of a Clive Barker nightmare for next-gen console platforms and PC, Clive Barker's Jericho is a supernatural horror concept with story by the master mythmaker, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker. Jericho deals with the mysterious reappearance of a lost city in a remote desert. When a form of evil that goes right back to the dawn of days resurfaces from there, a Special Forces squad, trained in both conventional warfare and the arcane arts, is sent in. Their mission: Hunt down and destroy the evil that lurks at the heart of the city before it destroys humanity. Jericho is designed as an action horror title that ups the stakes in visuals and phantasmagorical special effects. Mingling the darkest elements of Barker’s horror fiction and films with an ambitious, age-spanning story, aimed at mature gamers, fans of Clive Barker and horror fiction enthusiasts. [Codemasters] Expand
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  • Developer: Mercury Steam, Alchemic Productions
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, Horror, Horror, Survival
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. Play UK
    84
    The worst ending to a videogame ever and a mediocre start aren't enough to ruin one of the better shooters to emerge in years. Barker's influence is something that elevates Jericho, despite its problems, above many other FPSs. A gory treat. [Issue#159, p.80]
  2. The FPS elements are stock and the levels have a feeling of guiding you through the game because the maze of ruins you encounter will only allow you to go in one continuous direction. Still, the controls are easy to learn and the game does have its share of heart-start moments.
  3. Jericho is clever enough for a good time with a FPS, however as anything else Jericho should trade in this blood gushing festival of carnage for jelly donuts.
  4. Jericho doesn't really bring anything new to the gaming world.
  5. Clive Barker's Jericho does a few things well and a lot of things poorly. In no way can it compare to the other awesome FPSs available now (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, for example), and when you spend more time healing than fighting, there's something seriously wrong.
  6. games(TM)
    50
    It’s important to stress that Clive Barker’s Jericho is really not a bad game. It’s just nowhere near as good as the top shooters that surround it. [Dec 2007, p.124]
  7. 30
    The thread holding Jericho above that pit of legendary awfulness is thin and fraying. Mr. Barker, you're better than this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. TimS
    Apr 15, 2008
    9
    This game was better than the reviews would lead you to believe. If you believe the reviews you would think that your squad was impossible to This game was better than the reviews would lead you to believe. If you believe the reviews you would think that your squad was impossible to control and you spend all of your time running around and reviving them. I just completed this game and had none of these issues. Each character has their own type of play-style and this kept the gameplay refreshing. Voice acting was well done and the story was decent. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 was due to the linear level design and lack of variety in opponents. Expand
  2. CarmenNuccio
    Oct 26, 2007
    9
    this game isn't as bad as the reviewers say it is. since its not super hyped and a futuristic shooter (like Halo) they are biased. notethis game isn't as bad as the reviewers say it is. since its not super hyped and a futuristic shooter (like Halo) they are biased. note that the user rating is 14 points higher. 1up.com gave this game a 3!!! and the reasons were bad voice acting, enemy variety....Halo 3 has 4 different enemies.....LOL this is a great game, pick it up Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2018
    9
    Tenía unos gráficos espectaculares, una atmósfera inmersiva y una historia que enganchaba.
  4. JimmyLaterno
    Oct 22, 2007
    8
    The editor in chief at Pelit should chastise his reviewer for using a noobish line like "might be the most boring and linear shooter ever."The editor in chief at Pelit should chastise his reviewer for using a noobish line like "might be the most boring and linear shooter ever." Sounds more like a petulant internet kid. He may as well have added, "other games are a bajillion times better, dood!" And having played Jericho, it's definitely not a 60. Expand
  5. JamesS.
    Nov 2, 2007
    8
    Actually, I hate FPS. It may be the first FPS I have finished in all my life. Why? Because beside all gameplay or glitch or weirdo ending Actually, I hate FPS. It may be the first FPS I have finished in all my life. Why? Because beside all gameplay or glitch or weirdo ending problems, this game still smell artistic in my mind, Clive barker universe is everywhere. And the sound, oh my god, rarely heard better sound and music since Silent Hill 2. Expand
  6. Oct 9, 2010
    7
    I originally thought that this game would just be another run of the mill DOOM clone. To my surprise there was some plot, unique level andI originally thought that this game would just be another run of the mill DOOM clone. To my surprise there was some plot, unique level and enemy design. The one thing that caught my attention was the character design. While most of the characters were more or less the same it was good to see clive barker introduce a character with mild Autism. Being autistic myself it is nice to see this kind of awareness in big video game/film and tv.

    I've been into alot of FPS's before but this one definatly had some of the more shocking enemies i had seen in games at the time i bought it. Clive Barker still has that shock factor that i love to see from his work. The way you have to swap between characters is very innovative and adds a new level of thinking to the game play. The storyline is very good and well written as well.

    While the game has its merits it does have its downfalls. First the amount of damage you take before you die seems to be very low even on a simple difficulty. Another gripe is that every enemy regardless of how much ammo you pump into them doesnt even slow down or stagger but this does add to the urgency of a quick kill. Lastly the ending seemed a little lackluster. Even a tortoise lighting a fart could have had more excitiment to it.

    Still a decent game but could be improved in a few areas
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  7. Mick
    Nov 6, 2007
    5
    Don't bother buying this I waited ages for it to be released wish I hadn't bothered. I hate slating games but this one drives me mad.

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